27 May 2020

Tanya's Cafe - Chelsea

Hey guys, hope you're all doing well in this really strange time - there are definitely up and down days that's for sure but I suppose that is to be completely expected.

I've been thinking about all the things I can't wait to go back to doing (as you can imagine the list is long!) and sitting in cafe's, catching up for hours and watching the world go by is definitely one of them. 

I've been meaning to post about Tanya's for a little while as it's one of my favourite spots in Chelsea and feels like a complete escape from London as soon as you walk in. I can't wait to go back once we are all able to safely frequent them again!

It's a vegetarian cafe and even though I'm not a vegetarian myself it always amazes me how places like this are able to create such delicious and beautiful looking alternatives to things like lasagne and burgers and put their own twist on it. Aside from that, their juices, cheesecakes and truffles are beyond delicious too.

Anyway, let me know if you have been to Tanya's before, and if not then I'd definitely recommend a trip in the future! I'd also love to know if you have any recommendations that I can put on my list too. 

 Saida x

9 October 2016


It already feels like ages since we were there but I thought I'd give you guys a sneak peek and some tips from our city break to Gdansk last month, somewhere I'd never considered before but I'm so glad we visited because it is the cutest little place. Have to give Em the credit for recommending it to me and convincing me to book it!

The Hotel

We stayed at the Puro Hotel which was the perfect combination of modern and cosy, and it honestly had everything you could ever need in a city break hotel. In Gdansk there is a main street in the old town where all the restaurants are based and this hotel was tucked away just on the other side of the bridge, meaning it was away from the noise but literally a 30 second walk to everything so you could quickly pop back if you needed anything. We got a taxi from the airport which was about 60 Zloty (15ish pounds) and 20 minutes away from the centre, so definitely worth it rather than having to work out trains etc as soon as you land!

Everything in the room was controlled using this tablet, so you could change the lighting, temperature and even order room service without moving an inch! 

Exploring + Where To Eat

Walking up and down the main street in the Old Town, we couldn't help but fall in love with the patterned pastel buildings, each one prettier than the last. Countless restaurants lined the streets and you would honestly not run out of places to eat here even if you stayed for a month, there was so much choice and for a complete foodie like me, it was pretty much heaven! 
This ice-cream is also a must, they sell it at a few kiosks through the old town and you won't miss them. This one was actually a small!
Definitely head to the top of Gdansk town hall because the views are so pretty, and the ticket to the top includes access to the little museum there too! 

This little spot was called Lookier and was on the main strip of restaurants, definitely recommend for breakfast/lunch - the club sandwich was soooo good. Another spot where you can get a really good breakfast is Barylka which is along the river before you enter the main strip. For dinner, you'll want to try the dumplings at Familia Bistro because they were actually amazing, I'd say three each is the perfect portion - I don't actually have any photos because I suck and forgot my camera etc but you can check out the website here!
The Ice-Cream Cafe is one that you won't want to miss either, they had pretty much any flavour you could want and we both have a major sweet tooth so couldn't resist!

On the second day, we went for breakfast and the headed to the train station to get to the seaside town of Sopot about 15 minutes away. Although it was busy with tourists etc, it didn't feel crowded at all and somehow felt really peaceful and safe, which is weird considering I usually have to be somewhere for a while before I can feel that way! Look out for the waffle houses because they were so darn good and I obviously got all the whipped cream and Nutella in the world as well. Sad times that I can't have one right now to be honest.
We were craving all the carbs so we went to La Vita for an Italian lunch, which was part of the main square as you head away from the pier/beach. The pasta here was incredible and I proved once again that when I'm on holiday I eat for about 3 people. After lunch, go for a walk along the main street and look out for the wonky house!

As part of our third day there, we headed to the Stutthof Concentration Camp museum, which was one of those things that was always going to be pretty eye opening and hard to get your head around, but most definitely worth a visit because actually being there and seeing everything was so surreal. If you're in Gdansk for 3/4 days, do consider going because it's only about an hour away and really easy to get to by coach/bus which drops you right outside the museum. Entrance is free and you only have to pay a small fee to watch the short film in the cinema before going around. For obvious reasons I didn't take any photos so you can check out the website here.

I'm so glad I visited and got to see a tiny glimpse of what a city break in Poland is like, because I never really had a clue. I'd considered Krakow or Warsaw, but obviously because the weather was so lovely I preferred the idea of somewhere by the sea - I can't even imagine how cute it would be to go here at Christmas with all the markets etc as well! 

Have you travelled to Poland before? I'd love to know where in the world you'd like to visit next!
Thanks for stopping by :)

4 September 2016

Style Heroes with Dorothy Perkins

As we move from summer to autumn fashion, our wardrobes can go through quite a few changes to keep up with new trends and this year I feel like it's more relevant than ever as in London we've been lucky enough to actually dress for summer and ditch the umbrella for longer than a few days -  I really can't remember the last time that happened! 

Moving towards autumn, Dorothy Perkins are back with their Style Heroes A/W16 campaign, consisting of 10 key pieces upon which you can build pretty much all the outfits you could need in the seasonal transition, from statement dresses to skinny jeans and trainers. I was invited to take part with one of my own style hero pieces and went with the statement dress category because although they look the most 'done up', they honestly make for such an easy outfit as you can throw it on with a few accessories or great shoes and the look is done (and I could have picked the jeans category but let's be honest we all know I pretty much live in them anyway).

I went for a Floral Print Shift Dress, which I felt had all the autumnal vibes - the long sleeves, the darker base colour and the deep pink and green details running throughout. No matter which colours or styles you're into, I feel like everyone needs a statement dress (or 10) in their wardrobe!

I paired the dress with what are possibly the most comfortable heeled sandals I have ever owned, which you can find right here, and you can pick them up in a few different colours too. I think they're perfect for when it's not cold enough for boots yet and they will go with anything from dresses like this to a simple pair of jeans. 

I'd love to know what you think of my picks? What are your style hero pieces?
Hope you're having a lovely Sunday and speak to you soon!

22 August 2016

Posterlounge Wall Art + Giveaway

For this post I've teamed up with Posterlounge, which is a brand you'll probably end up loving as much as I do if you enjoy decorating your walls with beautiful photography and art. I think prints are one of the biggest game changers when it comes to injecting your personality into a house, to really make it feel like home.

The first thing I noticed was the amount of choice on the website, from travel photography, to nature, to beautiful pieces of art, it actually took me so long and I could have scrolled through for ages, but managed to narrow it down to these two. After choosing the print, you then choose the size and material that you'd like it printed on and I thought I'd go for canvas as it made a change to the ridiculous amount of posters I bought throughout uni. The New York print was something I got to remind me of how much I love to travel, and it still remains one of the places in the whole world that I want to visit most, and that's a great reminder to have to stop me putting it off! For a more arty print, I fell in love with the Insight Double Exposure piece - I just think it's absolutely beautifully done and combines two completely different objects; in fact the entire double exposure collection from Andreas Lie is absolutely stunning and you can check out more of them right here! Which of the two do you prefer?

Now over to you guys! Posterlounge are letting me give one of you a £25 voucher to get you started on your own prints of choice - just fill in the Rafflecopter options of your choice below to enter:

Best of luck and speak to you soon!
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